The Different Needs for Dental Sealants

We encourage your child to practice daily habits of brushing and flossing so that they can have effective oral health. We understand, though, that some kids have a hard time keeping their teeth clean even when they practice these habits because they have back teeth that easily accumulate plaque and food particles. Dr. Trace Lund and Dr. Kevin Markham can... read more »

The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

It’s normal to wonder whether or not your kids need to see a pediatric dentist. After all, if their teeth are just going to fall out until they need braces, why bother with a dentist in the first place? Well, the most important thing a dentist can do for your kids is to help them establish oral health habits early... read more »

X-ray Safety During Pregnancy

Most people know that radiation can cause cancer. That's why we get many questions and voiced concerns from about-to-have-a-child women who need X-rays for dental services. We completely appreciate the concern, and we'd like to resolve it. First, please understand that radiation from X-rays is very low and bears little risk. Secondly, know that every time we do an X-ray... read more »

What Causes Dental Erosion?

The outer layer on your teeth is a slender but durable layer of protection called tooth enamel. As strong as your enamel is, it can be damaged. When it is slowly damaged over time, this is called dental erosion. The main cause of dental erosion is exposure to acid and plaque. Many foods with a low pH level are highly... read more »

My Baby Grinds Their Teeth. What Should I Do?

Teeth grinding habits in children is not uncommon. In fact, studies show that about 30 percent of children clench their jaw and grind their teeth. So, if your child grinds their teeth at night or during the day, you’re not alone. Dr. Trace M. Lund will be happy to ease your concerns by telling you a little more about baby... read more »

Pediatric Health Care Focus: Thumb Sucking

Thumb-sucking in children is an entirely natural part of growing up, but it is bad for the alignment of their teeth. Extended exposure to thumb sucking causes a child’s teeth to grow in improperly and can even hinder the growth and positions of new teeth. To ensure their future smile will be great, focus your child’s oral health care on... read more »

Give Your Child A Healthy Smile Through Pediatric Dentistry

Did you know, you can give your child a healthy smile through pediatric dentistry? Well, it’s true. Having a proper plan in place to keep your children’s smile strong and healthy is perfect for keeping your children’s smile in tip-top shape. That is why, our team here at Provo Pediatric Dentistry in Provo, Utah, is happy to talk to you... read more »

Tooth Decay and Your Child’s Oral Health: What You Should Know

You might have heard that you should brush and floss your teeth pearly whites regularly if you’d like to avoid tooth decay. However, would you be surprised to hear that children could actually be more susceptible to cavities? In fact, nearly 42% of children between two and eleven years have tooth decay. Furthermore, about 28% of children between two and... read more »

Brushing Your Child’s Teeth

You may have a child that likes playing with army guys and battle ships but doesn’t enjoy brushing his or her teeth. Yet children’s mouths are like war zones. Humans are frequently exposed to environmental toxins from food, beverages, kisses and even the air. You can teach your child that brushing and flossing his or her teeth is like fighting... read more »

Making Sure Your Child’s Oral Health Is a Top Priority

Children's teeth require excellent oral care just as your own permanent, adult teeth do. To make sure their smile develops properly and fosters good oral health, there are things you can do to make sure their chompers thrive in Provo, Utah: Step 1: It helps to use a child’s sized toothbrush to fit in their mouth and low-fluoride toothpaste to... read more »